Video projections displaying recordings derived from Cern’s cloud chamber mapped on four granite circles, weighing over 300 kilos each, bearing discernible traces of stonemasonry, situated a few meters apart from each other in a darkened space.
Experience lasting in time, repetition, sequences of the body’s motion in the space, and emotions are the main components of PRIMES. The installation is grounded in an investigation of the mechanisms underlying perceptual awareness, its function in memory formation, and the phenomena that manifest within the briefest temporal intervals. As the viewer moves through the installation, they encounter areas of darkness interspersed with illuminated objects, resulting in a sequence of assured strides followed by hesitant and cautious steps as they explore the ground before advancing into the dark. This repetition of movements and emotions induces a sense of uncertainty and repetition. The visitor is given the opportunity to concentrate exclusively on the motion, the passage of time, and an introspective, contemplative sensation of being concealed, secure, and unobserved within the obscurity of the installation.
PRIMES highlights the significance of the interplay between various dichotomies, including the tangible and intangible aspects of something that has existed or exists, the visible and invisible, the conscious and unconscious, illumination and obscurity, velocity and stillness, certainty and uncertainty, and objects and the space surrounding them.
Otwarta Pracownia Cracow, 2022
fot. A. Gołyźniak
4 granite circles
1,1 – 1,3 meter